PRESS RELEASE. From San Mateo County on November 3rd, 2023.
Redwood City – County officials and coastal residents today celebrated the completion of the highly anticipated Mirada Road Pedestrian Bridge project with a ribbon cutting and the chance to be among the first to stroll across.
Closed since July 2020 due to instability and severe rusting, the new bridge includes enhancements with overlooks, bicycle racks and a stairway to access the beach below. Construction began in June 2022 and finished this fall.
“If there is any doubt how important this bridge is after what I’ve seen in the last 15 minutes of people coming and riding their bikes and walking across, it is just amazing. It is so great to have this bridge up and running again,” said County Executive Manager Mike Callagy. “This bridge is clearly so vital to this community. It was a $3.3 million project and it’s the largest aluminum standing bridge that they make so we really pushed the envelope here but it’s here to stay, engineered to withstand the foot traffic and the coastal weather.”
Callagy was joined by the County‘s Department of Public Works staff, who designed, oversaw and did all the hard work on the project from start to finish. Other attendees were District 3 Supervisor Ray Mueller, Public Works Director Ann Stillman, Krzysztof Lisaj, deputy director of engineering & resource protection and Coastal Commissioner Justin Cummings
The ribbon cutting marks a milestone in the County’s commitment to improving safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists on the coast.
For more information and a detailed timeline, visit https://www.smcgov.org/